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San Clemente Seafest
San Clemente Seafest
October 6, 2013
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
San Clemente Chamber Seafest
Mark your calendar - The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 26th Annual San Clemente Seafest on Sunday, October 6, 2013, sponsored by Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, Southern California Edison, Wal-Mart, The Crab Pot, San Clemente Cove, Minuteman Press of S.C., The City of San Clemente, Costco Wholesale, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop and San Clemente High School.
The Seafest features a Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Children’s Complementary Arts & Crafts and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation all taking place at the historic San Clemente Pier area.
The Seafest is famous for its Chowder Cook-Off Competition held on the historic San Clemente Pier. Area citizens, restaurants, and businesses contend for the best tasting chowder this side of New England. Visitors arrive from all over the county to sample the many unique variations of Chowder.
Market your business to over 5,000 people and have a great time doing it. The Chowder Cook-Off is a great opportunity for businesses to highlight their goods & services. As a contestant, you have the benefit of displaying your promotional and marketing material to thousands of visitors. Utilize your decorating skills and create a booth, which reflects your enterprise. By participating in the Cook-Off your company name will be displayed in numerous advertising pieces and as a winner; your business will be listed in the local papers.
Individual Teams and Clubs & Organizations eagerly await the annual Seafest. These folks have favorite recipes, some passed down from generations. Contestants in the “Individual Category” bring their friends and family and make a celebration out of the competition, including decorating their booths to suit their festive style, all to the delight of the attendees.
As a restaurateur, you consider your Chowder to be the best. Showcase your outstanding blend and see where it stakes up again the other area establishments. What a terrific way to market your business. In addition, Seafest guests are sure to visit your restaurant, post event, to enjoy more items on your sumptuous menu.
Restaurant teams are required to cook a minimum of forty gallons of Chowder & Individual teams are required to cook a minimum of twenty-five gallons.
Spectators purchase tickets for tasting prior to and during the event and decide which contestants Chowder they would like to try. There are five tastes per ticket and tickets cost $6.00. Chowder tasting begins at approximately 9:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The Chowder is judged on a point basis for overall Best Tasting Chowder. Each team receives a judging cup prior to the judging period. Contestants then bring their Chowder to the judging area by 9:15 a.m.
The Best Decorated Booth award will be determined by our judging panel based on point’s awarded for originality of costume and booth decorations.
The People's Choice awards will be judged by individual taster’s ballots.
Awards are presented to the winners in each of the following categories:
Ø Best Chowder Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Ø Best Chowder Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges Favorite Chowder
Ø Best Decorated Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Ø Best Decorated Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges – Based on originality of costume & table decoration
Ø People's Choice – Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Ø People's Choice – Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
6 a.m. – No later than 7:00 a.m.______Set-up Cooking Area
9:15 a.m. ______________________ Contestants Deliver Chowder to Judges
9:30 a.m._______________________ Public Tasting Begins
9:30 a.m._______________________ Judging Begins
1:00 p.m._______________________ People’s Choice Voting Ends
3:00 p.m._______________________ Winners Announced
Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar will be serving a variety of their culinary delights right on the beach - fresh seafood such as lobster, Oysters on the Half Shell, crab, steamed mussels and clams and much more.
The 16th annual Surf Contest is held at the San Clemente Seafest. This exciting event features local amateur surfers-children & teens, competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.
With an audience of over 3,000 people expected to attend, the Seasfest Business Expo is a great opportunity for businesses to highlight their goods and services. The Expo gives companies direct contact with numerous potential new customers in a single day!
This Exposition is one of our many Chamber benefits. You must be a member to participate. Registration cost is $200.00. Space is limited, so sign-up soon and don’t be left out of this unique marketing experience.
Market your business to thousands of visitors in just one day, while enjoying the beautiful San Clemente Beach. What a great way to obtain business exposure and promote your product or service.
Arts & Craft Exhibit
The Seafest will feature an arts & craft show. This exhibit showcases only handcrafted merchandise from talented individual from Southern California.
Contests, including prizes for First, Second & Third, will be held for children & teens - Contests: Hula Hoop Contest, Costco Diaper Derby, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Jump Rope and Tortilla Toss Contest.
Children’s Complementary Arts & Crafts
The Seafest will also feature complimentary arts & crafts for children including Beads to make key chains, necklaces and bracelets; Sticker Art and Face Painting.
The event will also include the United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue performing a Demo Operation, Balloon Art and much more.
Sponsoring the Seafest is a tremendous opportunity to develop public awareness of your business and/or service. It also sends a message of your willingness to extend goodwill toward your community. The Chamber would be honored to market your enterprise at this family event.
Free Shuttle Parking
Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School, 700 Ave. Pico from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
See Seafest Pictures on the Chamber Website www.scchamber.com Events-Seafest